The Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo (BAMZ) is a very popular among tourists and locals alike. It is broken down into three sections which are the Aquarium, Museum and Zoo. Entrance fee for adults is $10; $5 for kids over the age of 5 and senior citizens. Its opened daily from 9am - 5pm with the last visitor entering at 4pm.
The main attraction is the North Rock tank. This is a living replica of the coral reef. Various marine life can be seen including Sharks, Barracuda and gigantic Grouper. On the right side of the tank you can stick your head into a large Plexiglas bubble thus giving the sensation of diving into a coral cave. There are lots of tropical fish represented in the surrounding tanks including Parrot Fish, Moray Eels, Yellow Fin Tuna and Spiny Lobsters. As you proceed outside you will see Harbor Seals. If you are lucky you can see them being fed. These times are usually 9am, 1:30pm and 4pm. Also outside are Green Turtles in an outside pool.
This area is divided into two sections. The first area shows Bermuda's natural history, before humans. There is a wealth of information about the origins and natural habitats located on the island. The natural habitats found on the island are forests, fresh water ponds and beaches. A media presentation is ongoing where you can watch the creation of the island. If you are interested in learning about how the island caves were formed you can look through a peeping cave.The other section touches on the impact of humans and species and its changes in the local ecology.
This is the smallest exhibit but it is a true reflection of the natural environment of the animals on display. These animals include Caribbean flamingos and South American macaws and parrots. When you are walking around the zoo don't be alarmed to see peacocks, ducks and other local birds walking the grounds with you. They are friendly yet inquisitive animals.
This exhibit opened in 2002 showing the wildlife that has migrated from the Caribbean and South America to the island. There is a wire mesh covering the walkway which allows you to interact with the animals represented. You can find such animals as Brazilian acouchi and the Cayman blue iguana.
This exhibit houses the animals of Australia and Asia species such as wallabies, tree kangaroo and bats.
This room has a touch pool with such animals as sea urchins, sea fans, sponges and sea cucumbers where you can interact with nature. There is a glass enclosed bee hive and a table top tank with small fish. Below is the Discovery Room where kids can learn and play.